Part of the mission of Bryn Athyn College is to encourage and support scholarship and research. Faculty conduct scholarly work leading to academic publication in a variety of disciplines.
In addition, Bryn Athyn College particularly promotes the pursuit of research that engages with New Church thought. As former dean E. Bruce Glenn says in A Perspective on New Church Education, “…the true growth of the [institution] is finally to be measured in the growth of its new vision in the realm of ideas, and the application of those ideas to the work of New Church education. This requires time, zeal, money, and above all, the efforts of those who are in the sphere of intellectual endeavor and can bring together those things needed to produce true research for the distinctive uses of this institution” (237-238).